Tesoro Vaquero

The Tesoro Vaquero was intended to be a versatile all-terrain metal detector able to quickly adapt to any hunting environment. It has a control dial for manual ground balance settings that allows for up to three and three fourths turns of wide adjustment. This provides a wide range of fine tunable adjustments to balance out extreme mineral levels in all types of terrain.

A large spring-loaded Push Button Pinpoint mode allows the user to quickly toggle in and out of All Metal mode. Discrimination adjustments via a control dial can also be made in the alternative mode. Three frequency settings can be selected to counteract issues with unwanted interference from other devices. Sensitivity and Threshold settings also have a full range of adjustments. The Vaquero’s base frequency is rated at 14 kHz.

Audio output can be heard through the built-in speaker or external headphones via the mini-stereo jack. The Vaquero has Voltage Controlled Oscillation features to provide accurate target identification.

The Vaquero uses a single 9-volt battery and can last from 10 to 20 hours. The standard search coil is elliptical and measures 9 x 8 inches and can be used in fresh and salt water. The machine’s overall weight is an extremely lightweight 2.2 lbs. The shaft is adjustable and is fully collapsible for convenient transport . It also comes with Tesoro’s lifetime warranty.

Tesoro Vaquero Specifications
  • Brand: Tesoro
  • Model: Vaquero
  • Manufacture Date: 2004
  • Intended Use: All Terrain, multi-purpose; gold, silver, coin, relic and meteorite hunting; beach hunting
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • Battery Type: 1 x 9-volt battery
  • Visual ID Type: None, audio only
  • Number of Target ID Segments: None, audio only
  • Number of Audio Tones: 293 Hz tone with VCO
  • Ground Balance: Manual
  • Discrimination Type: Turn Knob
  • Number of Search Modes:  2; All Metal, Silent Search Discriminate plus Pinpoint mode
  • Adjustable Shaft length: Yes, 38.5 to 51.5 inches
  • Sensitivity Adjustment: Yes
  • Coin Depth Meter: No
  • Pinpoint Feature: Yes, All Metal Fast Auto-Tune
  • Frequency: VLF
  • Type of Circuit: 14 kHz; fine tune up to 14.3, 14.5 and 14.7 kHz
  • Coil Type: Elliptical, monolithic
  • Stock Coil Size: 9 x 8 inch
  • Suggested Retail Price: $525.00
  • Street Price: $446.25
  • Waterproof features: coil only, fully submersible